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CPCNA October 2023 Webinar
CPCNA October 2023 Webinar

Wed, Oct 25


Zoom Platform

CPCNA October 2023 Webinar

CPCNA presents Dr. Lorraine M Wright, C.M. Softening Illness Suffering with individuals and families in Palliative Care: What are the clinical practices that matter?

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom Platform

Event Details

From 45 years of clinical practice, research, and study, Dr. Wright will offer the most effective nursing care practices that can soften illness suffering in the midst of anticipated death.  The presentation will provide actual clinical and personal illness narratives. The top three clinical practices that soften suffering will be discussed:  curious compassion; acknowledging illness suffering; and offering hope. An illness journey touches on an individual and family's cultural, religious and/or spiritual beliefs and practices, which are often questioned during palliative which leads to the spiritual domain of life.

Dr. Wright is an international speaker, author/blogger, and consultant in family therapy and family nursing. She is also Professor Emeritus of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. Dr Wright was the Director, Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary for 20 years, a unique clinical and research unit for couples/families suffering with serious illness.

In presentations, she offers her practice based research and research based clinical practice in conjunction with learnings from paradigm families/paradigm moments, interviewed in over 20 countries, of how best to assist families to soften suffering when experiencing serious illness and to promote family healing.

Dr. Wright is the author of 12 books and numerous chapters and articles, and has written/produced educational DVDs on therapeutic conversations with families and spirituality, suffering and illness. She has developed/codeveloped four clinical practice models for both generalist and advanced practice. Dr. Wright has been recognized with numerous awards, provincially, nationally and internationally. 

Dr Wright has presented in over 30 countries. She resides in Calgary, Canada when not travelling. Her goal is to visit 100 countries to learn about the clinical practices with families experiencing illness suffering. The total is now 83 countries!


  • CPCNA October 2023 Webinar

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